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Creating a win-win for the military and commercial suppliers

Chris Brumitt, VP Aerospace & Defense and Alfred Baumbusch, EVP Operations Excellence, at Maine Pointe, outline how supply chain collaboration and optimization is the key to unlocking billions of dollars for the military and commercial suppliers alike.

This Maine Pointe perspectives paper answers the following questions:

  • What are the challenges facing the military in North America?
  • What are the challenges facing commercial suppliers?
  • What should the military and commercial suppliers do to overcome these challenges?
  • How can commercial best practice and collaboration be deployed to the benefit of both parties?
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What are the challenges facing the military in North America?

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What are challenges facing commercial suppliers?

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What should commercial suppliers and the military do to overcome these challenges?

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Introduction

As the military and their associated commercial supply chains come under increasing pressure to improve performance, Chris Brumitt, VP Aerospace & Defense, and Alfred Baumbusch, EVP Operations Excellence, at Maine Pointe, outline how supply chain collaboration and optimization is the key to unlocking billions of dollars for the military and commercial suppliers alike.

The shifting balance of global power and redrawing of traditional theaters of control have placed an emphasis on anticipating and responding to future tensions, emergencies and conflicts. The Trump administration has pumped a further $60Bn into the American military, for example to defend new frontiers like protecting assets in space. This increased investment also needs further support through the military optimizing investments in its people, processes and assets to maximize mission effect. The US military budget adds up to over $700Bn a year while employing over two million people. Investment has to be spent judiciously over the next few decades given that the thousands of contracts executed by the Pentagon total over $300Bn (nearly 1$Bn a day). Optimization and value-for-money are clear imperatives.

eBook: Creating a win-win for the military and commercial suppliers

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